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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to its new season of concerts at London’s celebrated Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra will be joined by a host of outstanding artists, including the recent Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, remarkable cellist Laura van der Heijden. Also featured are violinists Chloë Hanslip and Jack Liebeck, pianist Leon McCawley, and conductors Libor Pešek and Enrique Bátiz, all of whom are renowned for their distinctive interpretations of the classical repertoire.

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    Resident Orchestra at Cadogan Hall SeptembeR 2012 FebRuaRy 2013

    Orchestral excellence in Londons award-winning venue

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to its new season of concerts at Londons celebrated Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra will be joined by a host of outstanding artists, including the recent Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, remarkable cellist Laura van der Heijden. Also featured are violinists Chlo Hanslip and Jack Liebeck, pianist Leon McCawley, and conductors Libor Peek and Enrique Btiz, all of whom are renowned for their distinctive interpretations of the classical repertoire.

    There is, as always, a delectable array of music on offer. As one of the worlds foremost ensembles, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues to delight audiences with its performances of classical masterworks. This season features the last three symphonies by Dvork, including his most famous work, the New World Symphony. Lovers of Chopin can hear his First and Second Piano Concertos, and there are three contrasting works by Sibelius to enjoy: the patriotic Karelia Suite, rhapsodic Violin Concerto, and ravishing Fifth Symphony. Russian music is represented in all its colourful variety, from Tchaikovskys powerful Fourth Symphony, and Borodins glittering Polovtsian Dances, to Stravinskys puppet-show, Petrushka. For something closer to home, there is the exquisite Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, and the irresistible Walk to the Paradise Garden by Delius.

    Alongside these classics, there is the opportunity to hear an exciting selection of rarities. This season, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is showcasing the music of Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov, whose pieces represent a thrilling fusion of cultures, from exotic, seductive melodies to exhilarating folk-tunes. And dont miss the chance to hear one of Shostakovichs most intriguing concertos, for piano and trumpet, in which Natasha Paremski and Mike Allen perform an unusual duet, with witty commentary from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    Rory Macdonald Natasha Paremski

    Mike Allen Nick Davies

    Mary Carewe Michael Dore

    Fabien Gabel Janina Fialkowska Dmitry Yablonsky Farhad Badalbeyli

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    Grzegorz Nowak Dimitri Maslennikov Christoph Koenig

    Chlo Hanslip

    Libor Peek Leon McCawley

    Paul Daniel Laura van der

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    Enrique Btiz Jack Liebeck

    Dmitry Yablonsky Farhad Badalbeyli

    Notes supplied by Joanna Wyld

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  • Amirov Azerbaijan Capriccio Amirov Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)

    Dmitry Yablonsky Conductor Farhad Badalbeyli Piano

    Tuesday 18th September 2012, 7.30pm

    Tuesday 25th September 2012, 7.30pm

    A brand-new season of orchestral

    masterpieces gets off to a dramatic start with Wagners exhilarating Overture to The

    Flying Dutchman, one of his earliest operas. The Violin Concerto by Sibelius is among his best-loved

    works, combining passionate lyricism with dazzling display. The Concerto finds an exciting exponent in

    violinist Jack Liebeck, winner of the 2010 Classical BRIT Award for Young British Performer of the Year. Tchaikovskys

    Fourth Symphony is one of his most powerful works, charting an intense struggle against the caprices of Fate, culminating in an

    electrifying finale in which the battle seems to have been won.

    Free for all concert ticket holders: The Mountains of Gabala; a 30-minute

    film documenting the city of Gabala and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras residency at the

    Gabala International Music Festival, featuring Dmitry Yablonsky and Farhad Badalbeyli, Artistic Directors of

    Gabala Festival. Main auditorium 6.15pm.

    A colourful programme featuring two rare gems from Azerbaijan composer Fikret Amirov. Overlooking the Caspian

    Sea, Azerbaijan is a cultural melting pot bubbling with influences from Eastern Europe, Western Asia and the Middle East. Fusing Azerbaijani

    folk-music with powerful orchestration, Amirov transports us to his homeland in the mysterious Azerbaijan Capriccio and exotic Piano Concerto,

    which was influenced by Arabic music. The piano is also featured in Stravinskys ballet Petrushka, a mesmerising depiction of an unfortunate Russian puppet.

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    Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture Sibelius Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

    Enrique Btiz Conductor Jack Liebeck Violin

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    Smetana The Bartered Bride Overture Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Dvork Symphony No.7

    Libor Peek Conductor Leon McCawley Piano

    Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture Walton Cello Concerto Holst A Song of the Night Elgar Enigma Variations

    Paul Daniel Conductor Laura van der Heijden Cello

    Thursday 11th October 2012, 7.30pm

    Tuesday 30th October 2012, 7.30pm

    Czech conductor Libor Peek has enjoyed an international career spanning fifty years,

    and this irresistible programme is the perfect showcase for his celebrated interpretations of

    Czech music. Smetanas exuberant Overture to his comic opera, The Bartered Bride, brims with infectious

    energy, whereas Dvorks impassioned Symphony No.7 captures the full emotional spectrum of Czech musical styles.

    With its profound depth of feeling and masterful orchestral balance, this is considered by many to be Dvorks greatest

    symphonic achievement. At the heart of this programme, Leon McCawley performs the First Piano Concerto by Polish composer

    Chopin, whose exquisite writing for the soloist overflows with romance.

    Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, dazzling cellist Laura van der Heijden

    performs Waltons Cello Concerto the piece with which she won the title, aged only 15. With its

    singing, complex cello part and rich orchestral writing, Waltons Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Laura van

    der Heijdens unique gifts. Framing Waltons powerful music are gems by his fellow Englishmen: a witty overture

    from Vaughan Williams, the hauntingly beautiful A Song of the Night by Holst, featuring acclaimed violinist Clio Gould, and Elgars

    incomparable Enigma Variations.

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  • Borodin Polovtsian Dances Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Dvork Symphony No.9, From the New World

    Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Dimitri Maslennikov Cello

    Weber Der Freischtz Overture Brahms Violin Concerto Dvork Symphony No.8

    Christoph Koenig Conductor Chlo Hanslip Violin

    Tuesday 6th November 2012, 7.30pm

    Tuesday 13th November 2012, 7.30pm

    Borodins Polovtsian Dances, from his opera

    Prince Igor, are amongst his most famous pieces, full of exotic melodies and vibrant orchestration.

    Cellist Dimitri Maslennikov has a special affinity for Tchaikovskys Variations on a Rococo Theme, a delightful set

    of variations on an elegant theme inspired by Mozart. While living in America, Czech composer Dvork was enchanted by the

    music he heard there, declaring: These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America. For his

    Ninth Symphony, Dvork emulated this style, while also recalling the music of his homeland. The result is his most popular symphony, its famous Largo

    just one of many glorious moments.

    He may have been overshadowed by Wagner, but without Weber the history

    of opera would be very different. Webers Der Freischtz, with its atmospheric Overture, is

    considered the first important German Romantic opera and had a huge impact on Wagner himself.

    Brahms and Wagner were rivals, splitting the musical world with their different approaches to composition, yet

    few can now resist the sunny charm of the Violin Concerto by Brahms. With its lyrical opening movement, exquisite, singing

    Adagio and vigorous finale, the Concerto is an ideal showcase for the talents of Chlo Hanslip. Dvorks Eighth Symphony is one of his most

    joyous, full of Bohemian folk-tunes and orchestral colour.

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  • Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden Sibelius Symphony No.5

    Rory Macdonald Conductor Natasha Paremski Piano Mike Allen Trumpet

    CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2012 Nick Davies Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist Michael Dore Vocalist

    Thursday 29th November 2012, 7.30pm

    Tuesday 18th December 2012, 3pm and 7.30pmNEW DATE ADDED

    Saturday 22nd December 2012, 3pm

    This delectable programme of spine-tingling works opens with the Fantasia on a Theme of

    Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams. The majesty of the English Renaissance meets the pre-war innocence of

    early twentieth-century England, as a theme by Thomas Tallis resonates through Vaughan Williams rich string textures. In the

    fascinating Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings by Shostakovich, the piano dominates, but both soloists shine with quick-

    fire exchanges and rhythmic verve. The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet by Delius, is a gloriously seductive work,

    its sumptuous orchestration dripping with nostalgia. As if this wasnt enough, the epic Fifth Symphony by Sibelius is one of his masterpieces, building to a climactic

    finale with its unforgettable French horn theme.

    This scrumptious Christmas favourite is

    perfect to whet your Yuletide appetite. Featuring a sparkling mix of Christmas songs and orchestral

    pieces, plus sing-along carols to help lift your spirits and celebrate this fun time of year. Suitable for all the

    family, Mary Carewe and Michael Dore sing their hearts out with a programme to include

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Marys Boy Child, The Little Road to Bethlehem, Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby,

    Let it Snow plus many more!

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  • Brahms Tragic Overture Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 Beethoven Symphony No.6, Pastoral

    Fabien Gabel Conductor Janina Fialkowska Piano

    Friday 25th January 2013, 7.30pm

    Brahms composed his Tragic Overture while on holiday in 1880, writing that I could not

    refuse my melancholy nature the satisfaction of composing an overture for a tragedy. Whether or

    not Brahms had a particular tragedy in mind remains a mystery, but the Overture encompasses imposing,

    turbulent ideas, poignant lyricism and memorable rhythms. Chopins Piano Concerto No.2 boasts one of his best-loved

    movements, the irresistibly romantic Larghetto, framed by an animated, intricate opening movement and a lively finale in the style

    of Polish folk-music. Beethovens expansive Pastoral Symphony is a magnificent mixture of charm and innovation, brimming with evocative

    melodies which create a vivid impression of the countryside in all its majesty.

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    Shostakovich Festive Overture Sibelius Karelia Suite Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

    Dmitry Yablonsky Conductor Farhad Badalbeyli Piano

    Written in just three days, Shostakovichs Festive Overture is a dazzling tour de force,

    demanding breathtaking agility from the whole orchestra. Also written in haste, the Karelia Suite

    by Sibelius is one of his most popular works, its shimmering textures and bold melodies celebrating

    the composers native Finland. Prokofievs dynamic and colourful First Piano Concerto was written when he was a

    student; Prokofiev premired the Concerto himself, considering it to be his first mature work. This programme culminates in the

    grandeur of Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel, each movement vividly conjuring up a different scene.

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    Thursday 7th February 2013, 7.30pm

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